The Associated Press released an interview with FC Barcelona/prospective Minnesota Timberwolves PG Ricky Rubio this morning in which the Human YouTube Clip proclaimed he won’t be entering the NBA until the opt-out clause in his contract kicks in, i.e. at the end of the 2010-11 ACB season, and that he might yet be willing to suit up for the Minnesota Timberwolves when/if he does.
“I’m open to everything,” said Rubio in the piece. “You never know when all of this finishes if it will be with [Minnesota].” On the other hand, the ‘Wolves “have the best possibility because they hold my rights, and they’ve shown me how much they want me and for that I have to be thankful toward them.”
And in what is definitely the key bit of the interview for Timberwolves fans, the self-described “colorful, attractive, spectacular basketball player” analyzes his suitors: “They may have only won 15 games, but they are in a moment of development and we have to see how they evolve next year because it’s very important to be part of a team with vision. Let’s see next year if things gel.”
Now that sounds like a challenge. Are you listening, Kyriakos Rambidis…?
Rubio’s FC Barcelona awaits the winner of the Real Madrid-Caja Laboral Baskonia series to play for the ACB championship title beginning next Thursday.